Dec 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
people began plunging into the ice beneath. here's abc's ron claiborne now. >> reporter: it began when one man accidentally slipped off the sheet of ice and into the lake. the people you see in this video are members of a sledding excursion that goes terribly wrong. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast. it went from cheering to all of a sudden just -- to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> reporter: one man goes to the ice's edge to try to help, but then he falls in. and then, one would-be rescuer after another tries to help only to plunge into the lake themselves in a chain reaction. a crowd gathers on shore. frantically screaming for help. >> call 911! >> reporter: five minutes after the first man went in, nearly a dozen people are in the water as others throw ropes and inner tubes but no luck. micky herman shot this video, you can hear him calling for someone to bring a hope. >> it was very hard to watch. >> reporter: finally, nine harrowing minutes into this ordeal on ice, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly, this escapade on ice ended happ
Dec 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
decision. >> reporter: ron claiborne started his shopping this morning. >> i could never get focused until the 23rd, the 24th, sometimes not until the 25th. >> reporter: see, he's making great choices. >> i want this one. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target is open until 10:00 p.m. christmas eve. walgreen's is open christmas day. >> reporter: are you a procrastinator by nature? >> kind of. >> reporter: good luck. it will be okay. >> thank you. another advantage of last minute, the sales have already begun. the late bird can catch the best worm. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> nick watt on the last-minute larrys. thanks, nick. >>> looks like two former presidents from opposite sides of the planet will be spending christmas in the hospital. president george h.w. bush is still recovering from bronchitis. doctors say he needs to build up his energy before he can be released. doctors say nelson mandela, in the hospital now for two weeks is improving. he's 94 and recovering from a lung infection and gall stone surgery. also, queen elizabeth is a bit under the we
Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm EST
in the morning. bianna, ron ginger and i will be here with your news and weather. i'll see you right back here tomorrow night. for david muir and everyone here at abc news, thank you for watching. good night.
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: ron claiborne started his shopping this morning. >> i could never get focused to the 23rd, 24th, sometimes not until the 25th. >> reporter: see, he's making great choices. stores stay open for the last-minute larryr larry. target until 10:00 p.m. walgreen's is open christmas day. >> reporter: it'll be okay. another advantage of last minute, the sales have already begun. the late bird can catch the best worm. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> thank you, nick. looks like two former presidents from opposite sides of this planet will be spending this christmas in the hospital. president george h.w. bush is still recovering from bronkitis. doctors in south africa say former president nelson mandela in the hospital now for two weeks is improving. he's 94 and recovering from a lung infection and gall stone surgery. >>> also queen elizabeth is under the weather tonight, trying to get over a nasty cold before christmas. the 86-year-old had to skip church today, something that rarely happens. buckingham palace says she'll be back in church for services on christmas day. >>> in newtown,
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly this escapade on ice ended just fine. >>> ron claiborne with the dramatic pictures from california. the mountains there. >>> now we turn to those pictures from moscow. >>> the flight was attempting to land at moscow's airport when it overshot the runway, broke through a barrier fence and finally skidded to a stop on the edge of a highway, the plane broke into three pieces and burst into flames, witnesses rushed to pull survivors from the wreckage. it was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and just eight crew members onboard. four of them were killed including the pilot. other four were seriously injured. the death toll could have been worse because that's a major highway. >> russia's air fatality rate is three times higher than the world's average. investigation has been opened up into today's crash. abc news, moscow. >>> in chicago tonight, a stunning milestone to mark this year's end. 500 homicides in that city, near a record high, which they attribute to gang violence and illegal guns. in new york city, 414 murders.